The cost of planning a wedding can add up quick. There are ways to cut on the cost when planned right. From the season you have your wedding to the location of the reception. Everything you decide will determine how much your wedding will cost. For example, it is cheaper to have your reception on a week day rather than the weekend. Keeping your guest list small will save on catering expenses and also drinks if you decide to serve alcohol.
fill your own mason jars with chalk boards so guests could write their names on them! I loved the paper straws in our wedding colors and the easy cheap chalkboard signs! Chalk boards for sale: http://www.tradesy.com/weddings/wedding-decorations/chalkboard-frames-558041